Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Happy Anniversary

Today is the twentieth anniversary of the Morris Worm. At the time, I had recently moved from ISI's computing center into the MOSIS Project, giving up my position as a sysadmin and becoming a regular programmer on the research staff.

I did get called back in to help a little, but since we were using VMS, the fix for MOSIS was pretty easy: unplug the network, and go back to work. Other folks I worked with, including Dale Chase, Jim Koda, Tom Wisniewski, had a much rougher day, dealing with several BSD VAXen and a large number of Suns.

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